Congress has finally flunked the “No Child Left Behind” law, which had been “socially promoted” for over a decade, much like its sponsor, George W. Bush. The Senate sent a new K-12 education bill to the
Principal’s Office White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
The new bill continues massive annual testing and giveaways for the charter school industry, but now allows states to figure out how to fix their own “dropout factory” schools. As if. It also includes a piddling $250 million in early childhood education grant funding through the HHS Head Start Pre-K program, with review by the Department of Education.
“‘No Child Left Behind’ Is No More,” Russell Berman, The Atlantic
“No Child Left Behind: An Obituary,” Cory Turner, NPR
“Senate scraps No Child Left Behind; education battle moves to states,” Maggie Severns, Politico
“ESEA reauthorization continues a long federal retreat from American classrooms,” Arnold F. Shober, Brookings
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